Paul suggested I try this shot in black and white so here it is. Not bad if I do say so myself! LOL
And yes, this was shot using spot metering, spotting right on the buffalo's forehead. I wanted to get his eyes to show up and I thought that might work. As luck would have it I did something right!
A small buffalo? I stand 6' 2" on two legs and this guy is that tall on all fours, I don't think I want to see a "big" buffalo!
Quyhn Le suggested I try the black and white conversion in Nikon's Capture NX2 and then adjust a little more using the Efex filter. Here is another version of the same photo. There are some subtle differences but I think I actually like this one better. I've got a lot of computer learning to do!!